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declarer

[dih-klair-er] /dɪˈklɛər ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that declares.
2.
Bridge. the player who plays the contract; dummy's partner.
Origin of declarer
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; declare + -er1
Related forms
nondeclarer, noun
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  • The declarer does not answer, but continues the play in the usual manner.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • Under these irregular circumstances, should the declarer lose the trick?

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • It is an exceptional hand in which the declarer does not lose more than two tricks.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • It consists in bidding two of a suit in which the declarer has little or no strength.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • If the declarer fall one trick short, the double gains 50 points.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • It is worth 100 if the declarer go down two; 150, if he lose three, etc.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • The decision, therefore, is that the declarer is entitled to the disputed trick.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • The adversaries of the declarer take ten tricks, but revoke.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • It is true that the declarer expects that suit, but it may be the only opening he fears.

    Auction of To-day

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  • The adversaries of the declarer must realize that they are at some disadvantage in the play.

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British Dictionary definitions for declarer

declarer

/dɪˈklɛərə/
noun
1.
a person who declares
2.
(bridge) the player who, as first bidder of the suit of the final contract, plays both hands of the partnership
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